NATIONAL AFFILIATE PROGRAM

The Art of Yoga Project is a leader in serving marginalized girls* and gender expansive youth with our model of trauma-informed yoga and creative expression. Organizations interested in implementing a yoga and creative arts curriculum to their population of marginalized teen girls are invited to submit a National Affiliate Program grant application. 


The grant application cycle for 2022 is now closed.


Organizations selected will receive training and phone consultation services with program experts to help implement the program locally, along with the following curricula:

  • The Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum
  • The Art of Yoga Project’s Trauma-Informed Teacher’s Guide: A Companion to the Wise Inside Essentials Curriculum
  • Wise Inside Essentials Curriculum (WISE)

Organizations that complete the National Affiliate Program will also be invited to join the Affiliate Alliance, which includes virtual community-building events, continuing education, and access to new curriculum.

(*Please note when we use the term girls, it is meant in the most gender-expansive way possible to include cis-gender girls, trans girls, gender non-conforming youth, non-binary youth and any girl-identified youth).

The Art of Yoga Project National Affiliates 2019, 2020, 2021 Cohorts

  • Nollie Jenkins Family Center (NJFC), Lexington, MS
  • Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, IL
  • Youth Arts:  Unlocked, Swartz Creek, MI
  • Crittenton Services, Inc., Wheeling, WV
  • Rising Ground, Brooklyn, NY
  • YWCA Tri-County Area, Pottstown, PA
  • Human Kind Wellness, Dallas, TX
  • Buffalo Dance Center, Elma, NY
  • Rynn Burkett, Amarillo, TX
  • Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka, KS
  • My Covenant Place, Largo MD
  • Pace Center for Girls-Volusia-Flagler, Ormond Beach, FL
  •  Secrets2Truths, St. Paul, MN

California

  • Buena Vista Horace Mann school, San Francisco, California
  • Castilleja School, Palo Alto, California
  • New Alternatives, Inc., Chula Vista, California
  • New Beginnings Teen Parent High School Program, Napa Valley, California
  • New Village Charter High School, Los Angeles, California
  • Urban Renaissance Art and Technology High School, Oakland, California
  • Yoga Passages at Casa De Amparo Emergency Shelter for Children, San Diego, California

Colorado

  • Excelsior Youth Center, Denver, Colorado

Connecticut 

  • Yoga Connecticut (Melissa Barry),

Idaho

  • Abundant Wellness Center, Post Falls, Idaho

Kentucky

  • Lexington Public Library, Village Branch, Lexington, Kentucky

Minnesota

  • Arrowhead Juvenile Facility, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Joy, Rochester, Minnesota
  • The Purusha Project, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • South Central Children’s Mental Health Initiative, Mankato, Minnesota

New Mexico

  • Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos, NM

North Carolina

  • New Leaf Academy, Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center, North Carolina
  • Reach of Jackson County, New Choices Program: Job Skills, Life Skills and Wellness Counseling, Sylva, North Carolina

Oregon

  • Lithia Springs Residential Treatment Facility, Ashland, Oregon
  • Street Yoga for Homeless Youth for Morrison Family Services, Portland, Oregon

Pennsylvania 

  • Easton Area Community Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

Texas

  • Cenpatico, foster care children, Austin, Texas

Australia, Queensland

  • Harmony Hooves Healing Hearts in partnership with the Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast, Queensland